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Overview

The School of Arts and Humanities is one of the largest and most comprehensive schools of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere, with a diverse range of programs covering media and communications, contemporary arts, design, psychology and social sciences, criminology and justice, and the humanities.

We’re also home to one of the world’s best film and television schools, the Western Australian Screen Academy.

Our approach to teaching is one that maximises a student’s employability through acquiring hands-on skills and experiencing professional placements, complemented by a solid theoretical background.

See and hear more from our students on our ECU YouTube channel. Watch behind the scene footage from our WA Screen Academy, discover more about our Research or view recent student testimonials to explore more about the School of Arts and Humanities.

Courses

The school offers a diverse and exciting mix of courses that are developed in consultation with industry groups and combine the latest theory with hands-on, practical experiences.

Our course structures also allow for acquisition of expertise in multiple areas, recognising the need for multi-skilling in today’s arts and communications industries.

Research and creative activity

Spread across the university’s three campuses, the School of Arts and Humanities has one of the more diverse research programs at ECU. A variety of disciplines is evident across the School’s active research groups, including a focus on cognitive psychology, young people and the internet, motivation, resilience and creative research practices.

We’re committed to conducting research that has a strong social and cultural impact, while contributing to the vibrancy of the research culture at ECU. Collaborating with community, government and related industries, we aim to provide innovative research solutions. Encompassing staff and students from around the globe, we celebrate the diversity of perspectives and creativity that this brings.

The School has the following research centres:

News & events

Inner Atmospheres at ECU`s Gallery 25.

Inner Atmospheres

Presented as part of the first Perth Comic Arts Festival (PCAF), this exhibition explores the relationship between painting and comics.

Neomad by Sutu (2012-14) is one artwork that will feature in the Comics West Art Exhibition.

Perth set to host first comic art festival

The popularity of Marvel-inspired blockbusters in recent years may suggest a revival of comics, but they have never gone away, say the organisers of a comics festival to be held in Perth later this month.

Perth directors Zak Hilditch, Ben Young and Grant Sputore are firmly in Hollywood’s embrace.

Perth directors Zak Hilditch, Ben Young and Grant Sputore are firmly in Hollywood’s embrace.

WA Screen Academy graduate Ben Young talks on his love of film making and recent Hollywood success with friends Grant Sputore and Zak Hilditch.

Facilities

Studying at the School of Arts and Humanities means you have access to a state-of-the-art education environment. There is 24/7 access to our artist’s studios, edit suites, computer labs with printing facilities and the latest software.

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Follow our student and staff journeys on Instagram using #artshumecu to view behind-the-scenes and student works.

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